A man has been detained by armed officers, and a firearm recovered after Merseyside Police were called to The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Officers descended on an area outside the hospital at 22:20 GMT on Wednesday due to concerns for the safety of a man.
Merseyside Police said a man in his 60s had been detained on Thursday morning following a 12-hour standoff and was being medically assessed.
The hospital remained fully operational during the incident.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said:
‘We can confirm that a man has been detained and a firearm recovered following an incident outside the Royal Liverpool University Hospital today, Thursday 4 November.
‘At around 10.20 am, a man in his 60s was detained at the front of the location. He is being medically assessed.
‘Road closures will remain in place for a short time, and please follow @LivHospitals for further updates for visitors, patients and staff.
‘Thank you for your patience and understanding’.
Got a story, guest blog, picture or video? Email our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE to check out our most popular videos and social media groups and to join our FREE newsletter.
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.